Monday, January 6, 2014

“Neighbours” (6th Cycle texts) Extended Again (SMP 2008-2015)

My short story “Neighbours” from Lovers and Strangers Revisited  as part of the 6th cycle texts for SMP Literature has been extended again through SPM 2015.  The 7th cycle texts (so far unknown, I think) will begin for SPM 2016. 
Again the stories from that original collection, after 20 years, is still going strong, heading into its 21st year (and even 22nd year).

Let’s hope another of my short stories from the collection will be selected for the 7th cycle, perhaps “Home for Hari Raya” recently taught and filmed by Ohio University, or “Merkeda Miracle”written with Lydia Teh and Tunku Halim for Going Places (August 2009), the in-flight magazine Malaysia Airlines.

*Here are links to four of my author-to-author interviews of first novelists:

Ivy Ngeow author of Cry of the Flying Rhino, winner of the 2016 Proverse Prize.

Golda Mowe author of Iban Dream and Iban Journey.

Preeta Samarasan author of Evening is the Whole Day

Chuah Guat Eng,  author of Echoes of Silence and Days of Change. 


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1 comment:

Borneo Expat Writer said...

When a friend brought up the issue of payment, I have to admit, yes, I’m being exploited, but also it’s true that my story is being read, studied, discussed (in class and online via MELTA forums) adapted into other mediums (plays and films posted on Youtube), and even written about and discussed in newspapers (Are You Mrs. Koh?)

Again, this was a story from a collection first published in 1993, and first published in The Star way back in 1988—26 years ago! The fact that it’s still being read and studied for SMP literature is a huge compliment. I consider it my contribution to Malaysian Education. Thank you.